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Area Agency on Aging:
Kentucky Family Caregiver Program

The Kentucky Family Caregiver Program is a state-funded supportive services program offered through Kentucky’s Department for Aging & Independent Living.  It is administered, on a regional level, by the Area Agencies Aging.  The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is the regional administrator for this program in the 17 county central Kentucky area.  Grandparents of any age in Kentucky, who are providing primary caregiver for a grandchild under the age of 18, and who meet financial and other guidelines, and are not receiving Kinship Care may be eligible to receive financial assistance or supportive services.
Services
The Kentucky Family Caregiver Program provides supportive services to grandparents who are the primary custodial parent to a grandchild no more than 18 years of age.  These services include:

  • Information about services that are available
  • Assistance in gaining access to services
  • Counseling and information about support groups and caregiver training
  • Financial assistance for purchase of clothing, respite assistance, educational supplies or assistance, medical and dental services, legal services, and other authorized expenses

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Kentucky Family Caregiver Program, a grandparent must be a Kentucky resident; be related to the grandchild by blood, through marriage or adoption (parent); and must be the primary caregiver of the child. The child’s parent may not live in the home.  Grandparent cannot receive state Kinship Care for the grandchild they are caring for.  Additionally, gross household income cannot exceed 150% of the federal poverty level.


Application

Applications can be obtained by contacting Emily Christian or other Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living staff at the telephone number or address listed below.  Program services eligibility and assistance is determined on a year-to-year basis; applicants must reapply in order to obtain further service supports - - typically in July of each fiscal year.  Applications are processed and determinations made on a first come first served basis.  Funding is limited. 


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Contact

Emily Christian – Program Coordinator
Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
699 Perimeter Drive
Lexington, KY  40517
(859) 685-9575
(859) 269-7197 (FAX)
echristian@bgadd.org

Celeste Collins – Director, Area Agency on Aging
Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
699 Perimeter Drive
Lexington, KY  40517
(859) 269-8021
(859) 269-7917 (FAX)
ccollins@bgadd.org

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